|Project by shipwright||posted 03-03-2015 04:33 PM||2345 views||3 times favorited||30 comments|
It was, after all, a dovetail themed tool swap so the box is on theme if not a tool. :-)
Here’s the story:
My special niche is marquetry so I naturally wanted to add a little to my swap items and the obvious (to me anyway) way was to use the recipient’s initials. I’ll accept the blame for any rule violations that I may have talked Norm into but he was good enough to assign me a name early on enough that I could do it.
However the name was ErikF, a somewhat intimidating person to make tools for so I made the decision to build him a box with a dovetail theme to keep his gorgeous shop made dovetail tools together in. Although completely veneered inside and out, it is actually dovetailed construction (it happened, see pictures) and features a dovetail pattern in 1/16” Walnut and Cherry veneer. I fitted a piece of 1 1/8” Kaizen foam inside so Erik can custom fit his tools.
Then I started feeling guilty about not building a “tool” so I added a personalized layout board per David Barron as a bonus item.
This was my first swap and I enjoyed it immensely. Thanks Norm for your time and patience. You are now a master cat herder.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/